We had an open house yesterday between 10:30 and 2pm. Wife and I went to bed around 9:30pm. Around 10 just as we were dozing off, my wife yelled "someone is trying to get in the front door". I immediately grabbed my nightstand gun and ran towards the door, as the dog started barking. As I opened the door, and made my way outside, whoever it was was already gone. Made a sweep around the house and found no one. Didn't think at the time (probably a stupid thought) to call the police. Never really think it's going to happen until it happens. But the officer was very cool about it and said that as long as the perp is in the house, I have a right to use deadly force to protect life and property. She just said to make sure that when my wife is calling 911 (I told her to wait last night, again, maybe a dumb move on my part), to tell the dispatcher that I am also carrying.